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Posted by: Mickey on Feb. 27, 2003 8:34 am/pm
Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!
Boy, oh boy! I've been waitin' for this game!
TRON 2.0 Digitizes Into Retail Stores Aug. 26, 2003
2/26/2003 8:45:00 AM
BURBANK, Calif., Feb 26, 2003 -- TRONŽ 2.0, the highly anticipated PC game in development at Monolith Productions, will ship to retail stores Aug. 26, 2003. Inspired by TRON, the groundbreaking science fiction film, TRON 2.0 is a story-driven, first-person action title that digitizes gamers into the computer world. Playing as Jet Bradley, son of ENCOM programmer Alan Bradley from the film, gamers will race on light cycles, battle corruption both inside and outside of the computer world, and explore locations including the Internet Hub, Firewall and light cycle Game Grid.
"Twenty years ago TRON was ahead of its time for both its use of special effects and its concept of technology," said Bob Picunko, director of marketing, TRON 2.0. "Today, we find ourselves in the unique position of creating a computer game that is based on a film about a game. Advanced technology is finally available for us to realize the original vision for the movie in the upcoming TRON 2.0."
The focus of the development effort has been to create an epic adventure with innovative gameplay, while capturing the unique visual style of the film. Players, armed with an assortment of digital weapons, shields and gadget subroutines, challenge other programs on the light cycle Game Grid, contend with deadly adversaries and circumvent dangerous obstacles as they travel through never-before-seen settings in PC gaming.
"TRON 2.0 follows the vision and true spirit of the film," said Steven Lisberger, writer and director of the TRON film. "Monolith has done an incredible job."
TRON 2.0 will be available on PC format. For more information visit www.tron20.net .
About Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions, Inc. is one of the game industry's largest independent development houses focused on creating high profile, triple-A quality products across multiple platforms. Monolith's goal is to create inventive, entertaining products that combine competitive technology with superior artistic content. For more information on Monolith, visit < www.lith.com >.
About Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive, Inc., a worldwide leader in the creation of innovative interactive entertainment, develops, markets and globally distributes a wide variety of interactive family-oriented entertainment, educational and sports CD-ROMs and video games. Disney Interactive is the multimedia arm of The Walt Disney Company's Consumer Products business unit. For more information on Disney Interactive's products, visit < www.disneyinteractive.com >.
* Product names, images, features and release dates relate to product in development and may be subject to change.
TRONŽ. Owned by Cooper Industries, Inc. and used by permission.
Source: Disney Interactive, Inc.
P.S.: You can also find out about TRON 2.0 on the game's website at < www.tron-sector.com >. When you're there, look for DaveTRON and say "Yoo Hoo!" to him. Disney EchoEars from way back when the Disney Echo was on FidoNet will remember DaveTRON as David Arnspiger from what was then called Disney Software and is now Disney Interactive.
Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 27, 2003 8:47 am/pm
Buena Vista Interactive's Highly Anticipated TRON 2.0 Now Available at Retailers Nationwide
BURBANK, Calif. -- Gamers and TRON® fans alike can now digitize themselves into the world of the computer with Buena Vista Interactive's TRON 2.0, which debuts today on store shelves across North America. Inspired by TRON, the ground-breaking science-fiction film, TRON 2.0 is a first-person PC game that delivers immersive story-driven gameplay packed with intense action, virtual viral villains and a unique visual style.
"High speed light cycle racing, fierce arena combat, an engaging storyline and unforgettable characters make TRON 2.0 a stunning tribute to the TRON property with all the makings of a blockbuster game," said Bob Picunko, director of marketing, Buena Vista Interactive. "We're honored to deliver the next chapter of the TRON universe to loyal fans of the franchise, and captivating a new audience of hard-core and casual gamers."
Critics agree. With reviews hitting across the world, game journalists are talking about TRON's appeal:
creating one of the finest and most unique PC games of the year to date."
- Marc Saltzman, Gannett News Service, Aug. 8, 2003
In addition, the game reunites two visionaries from the film, Steven Lisberger, director, story and screenplay writer, and Richard Taylor, visual and computer effects supervisor, both of who consulted on the project. Also included is music from original TRON composer, Wendy Carlos.
TRON 2.0's popularity has inspired ancillary products, including action figures from NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) and a forthcoming TRON comic book mini-series from 88 MPH Studios. Action figures based on Jet, Mercury, IC Regular and Thorne are now available online at
< www.necaonline.com > . The comic book, which will follow the adventures of Jet Bradley exploring the TRON universe, releases this winter.
Developed by critically acclaimed Monolith Productions, TRON 2.0 takes place in the present day, approximately 20 years after the events of the film. Playing as Jet Bradley, son of ENCOM programmer Alan Bradley from the TRON film, gamers are digitized into cyberspace and will race on light cycles, battle corruption both inside and outside of the computer world, and explore locations including the Internet Hub, Firewall, Corrupted Server and Light Cycle Game Grid.
In addition to more than 30 enormous levels of story-driven single-player gameplay, players can challenge themselves or up to eight others in 16 levels of light cycle racing. They can also compete individually or as teams with up to 16 opponents in 20 different gladiatorial disc combat arenas.
TRON 2.0 is Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP compatible and available for a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Source: Buena Vista Interactive
Posted by: Goofyteer on Aug. 27, 2003 8:22 am/pm
I LOVE Tron! I've been waiting for something like this to get done ever since I saw the movie back when it first came out! You know when that film came to my town I loved it so much that within a period of three days I saw it SIX TIMES???????
I would LOOOVE to rush out and buy this game! But I can't yet, I've got something much more important to think about. I've got my trip to plan for and I need every scrap of cash I can get. I'll have to get the game after I get back. But somebody can tell us all about it and how cool it is after they play it, right?